Category Archives: Books and Writing

Spiritual Practice: Hospitality

Well, I failed miserably with the fasting practice I chose for the last two weeks; I just completely forgot about it. I guess that happens sometimes, life encroaches and then there was Harry Potter World, and butter bear, and the beach… but, anyway, it’s all about grace, right? This week I wanted to talk about …

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Today’s the Day!!! Book Launch Day.

Today is book launch day for The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening. Here’s what people are saying: “The Retreat is a colorful and winsome story that underscores howmuch contemplative practice is needed in our modern times.” ~Phileena Heuertz,author of Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Lifeand Founding Partner, Gravity, a Center for Contemplative …

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Spiritual Practices: Spiritual Direction

Hello and welcome to my bi-monthly blog on spiritual practices*. Last time my wonderful spiritual director guest blogged about Centering Prayer because it was not a practice I had tried consistently. I must say, it wasn’t easy for me these last two weeks. Some days were easier than others. Some days it was an exercise …

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Spiritual Practice: Living with Intention

Every two weeks, I’ve been posting a blog about a different spiritual practice, and you, hopefully, have been trying them with me. For more information as to why we are doing this, read the bottom paragraph. * Review: Last week we talked about breath prayers. Did you try it? It’s such a lovely, easy way …

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Spiritual Practice: Praying a Labyrinth

As you may know, my newest book, The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening, will be out in March through Harper Legend (pssst, you can actually pre-order it on Amazon). In anticipation of that, I invite you to join me on a journey of spiritual awakening as we try different spiritual practices together. Every two weeks, I will …

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Spiritual Practice: Silence and Solitude

As you may know, my newest book, The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening, will be out in March through Harper Legend (pssst, you can actually pre-order it on Amazon). In anticipation of that, I invite you to join me on a journey of spiritual awakening as we try different spiritual practices together. Every two …

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Spiritual Practice: The Examen

As you may know my newest book, The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening, will be out in March through Harper Legend (pssst, you can actually pre-order it here on Amazon). In anticipation of that, I invite you to join me on a journey of spiritual awakening as we try different spiritual practices together. Every …

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Books that will LITERALLY change your mind.

  I’ve been reading some of the most fascinating books and I found out why I like them so much. I found out that some books can cause, “Ah-ha” moments that can change the neuro-pathways in your brain and maybe even change your whole life. Here is the book that explained it all: How Enlightenment …

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Being Fired from a Church is like a Messy Divorce

I was talking to my spiritual director about the “deep well of sadness” that occasionally surfaces since being asked to leave my former employer (eighteen months later). She said, “It’s like you’ve been through a messy divorce.” No words ever felt more true or helped me so much. It is like a messy divorce. When …

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The Holiest Moment at the Writers Conference

I guess I wasn’t expecting to have a holy moment at a writers conference, even though it was called, The Festival of Faith and Writing. I mean, I’ve been there twice before. I have been moved while attending: moved to think bigger thoughts, moved to be a better writer, moved to change the world, but …

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